Jumping shadows is not on the agenda for Canadian rider Jill Henselwood in this summer's equestrian competitions. Night-time jumping is not common for North American teams, which rarely have evening competitions, unlike their counterparts in Europe.
As the sole female rider on the Canadian team, Henselwood is competing with her horse, Special Ed, a 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding who she says already has "a couple of very serious good titles under his belt."
Henselwood is referring to the duo's win at the King's Cup Grand Prix for show-jumping in Madrid, Spain, and a coveted gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games. Read full article »